AFRICA/EGYPT – Pope Tawadros: money, the media and the marketing of big companies are today the true “masters of the world” – Agenzia Fides

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AFRICA/EGYPT – Pope Tawadros: money, the media and the marketing of big companies are today the true “masters of the world” – Agenzia Fides

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